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Better process for disability tax credits.

The government wants to hear from Canadians, especially those with disabilities and their caregivers.

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It’s tax time. Are you claiming everything?

Everything from gluten-free food to medical marijuana can be claimed as a medical expense, not just prescriptions.

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Toronto nursing home borrowed cash from residents’ private trust accounts

The LTC home was breaking several regulations that safeguard trust accounts.

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Record retention – what form and how long?

All taxpayers, including those who maintain their records in electronic format, have an obligation to ensure that they take appropriate and sufficient steps to protect and maintain their records.

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Supreme Court allows doctor-assisted suicide in specific cases.

The Supreme Court’s ruling revisited the controversial and emotional issue of assisted suicide.

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Insolvent Estates – Administration Options

Lesson Learned: During an estate administration keep an eye on the liabilities vs. the assets and keep in mind the various options for administration.

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Senior pushed out of retirement home the week before Christmas

Marie Sparrow, 94, is moving out of her Mississauga retirement home just before Christmas. It’s not what she wanted.

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Should you wait to bring a will challenge?

The decision of Leibel v. Leibel is a wake-up call to those contemplating a will challenge but tempted to hit the snooze button.

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Price Adjustment Clauses in Estate Plan Agreements

What makes for a bona fide price adjustment clause? In a recent bulletin, CRA has updated its position on the conditions for the recognition of a price adjustment clause.

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Who knew there is a benefit to having two spouses?

If you are in the situation where you may have two spouses, on the income tax side your estate plan may benefit.

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